International News

A bitter-sweet victory

ERITREA HAS BEEN within Ethiopia's sphere of influence for more than 3,000 years - but seven decades of Italian colonialism, combined with the authoritarianism...

Former presiding bishop Allin dies

Bishop John M. Allin, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church (U.S.A.) from 1973 to 1985, died March 6, at the age of 76, after...

Episcopalian, Lutheran accord back on track

A proposal calling for full communion between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Episcopal Church was put back on track with...

War clouds gather

Zimbabwe's Roman Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace predicts that Zimbabwe will face civil unrest if President Robert Mugabe's government refuses to apologize publicly...

World briefs

Itinerant Teds Church of Ireland youngsters are being invited to get themselves little teddy bears, to be named Anglican Ted, and arrange for them...

Tension eases after S.A. talks

The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Rev. Njong-onkulu Ndungane, emerged from his meeting with President Nelson Mandela on Thursday Mar. 5 encouraged...

World Bank and world’s faiths promise to work together

London The World Bank and the world's major religions are to establish joint working groups on development issues, it was announced today at the end...

Bishop, Israeli envoy’s talks cordial

Embroiled in controversy over a Christmas sermon denouncing Israel's treatment of Palestinian Arabs, Bishop John Baycroft of Ottawa met Israeli Ambassador David Sultan recently...

Eucharist ruling fuels new debate

Should lay people be permitted to celebrate the eucharist? The answer to that question, posed recently to an ecclesiastical court of the Anglican Church...

Take pro-gay stand or else, Tutu warns

Cape Town The World Council of Churches must take a positive stand on homosexuality at its next assembly in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, if it...

Jewish financier wins Templeton prize

New York Sigmund Sternberg, a 76-year-old Jewish businessman who chairs the executive committee of the International Council of Christians and Jews, has won the 1998...

Via Dolorosa

There is no peace in Bethlehem tonight. The way is blocked, the borders sealed; The sky is bright with stars, And the moon glances off the barrel...

Ministers get plastic credit

A credit card company, a bank and a missionary organization in Argentina are launching a credit card for ministers and missionaries. Visa, Argentina's Mercantile...

Violence still threatens Bethlehem, 2,000 years after

Bethlehem, Palestine FEBRUARY 6, 1998: The city of Bethlehem is quiet tonight. There are rumours of war in the area. Armed soldiers hover around the...

Child ‘slaves’ trek to talks

London Children are travelling to Geneva, on foot and using other forms of transport, from as far away as Brazil, South Africa and the Philippines...